Ruminations of a Rundown Replicant

An Invisible Tsunami

Depletion of affordable dense energy is coming to get you. In time, there'll be no fuel at the servo, food in the supermarket, electricity in the points.

This outcome has been in full view for at least half a century but unseen by the sheep. This is Varki's denial of unpleasant reality writ large.

The ruling elites, who, in the 70s, changed their modus operandi to thievery, have had no problems keeping energy depletion a secret. As Frank Zappa observed in 1981:

"The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater."

The ruling elites will keep the illusion going for as long as possible. But the curtains are about to fall, and nothing can be done about that.

Globally, we lose multiple millions of humans per year due to starvation. Soon, we'll be talking multiple billions of humans as the big burn runs out of fuel.

In the meantime, we continue to worry about everything but.

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